Pueblo

Pueblo Colorado, the Steel City
November 22, 2011

By Sue Deans Pueblo, located where the Arkansas River meets Fountain Creek about 100 miles south of downtown Denver, is the county seat of Pueblo County and home to some 100,000 people. The self-described “Steel City” was long a major producer of steel. Visitors enjoy the river walk in the Union Avenue Historic Commercial District. A noted native son is newspaperman Damon Runyon, who often mentioned Pueblo in his columns….

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Rosemount Museum

Rosemount Museum in Pueblo
November 22, 2011

Staff writer The Rosemount Museum, located in a 24,000-square-foot Victorian mansion, is described as “where the fashionable East met the rugged American West in the last decade of the 19th Century.” The 37-room house was built by Pueblo businessman John A. Thatcher and named for his wife’s favorite flower. Nearly all the contents are original to the house. The house has been featured on the A&E cable show “America’s Castles.”…

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Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
November 22, 2011

Staff writer The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum at Pueblo Memorial Airport displays more than 30 vintage military planes as well as exhibits of military paraphernalia and the International B-24 Memorial. The airport began as an Army Air Corps base in 1943. Details Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum 31001 Magnuson Ave. Pueblo CO 81001 (719) 948-9219 Website

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Wild Wild West Fest

Staff writer A Wild Wild West Fest sponsored by the Professional Bull Riders takes place each May, featuring a rodeo at the State Fair Events Center. Pueblo also hosts the PBR team finals during the Colorado State Fair, televised all over the world. The PBR corporate headquarters is located in Pueblo. Details Professional Bull Riders Inc. 101 W. Riverwalk Pueblo CO 81003 (719) 242-2800 Website

November 22, 2011
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Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals

Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals at Pueblo
November 22, 2011

Staff writer The National Street Rod Association’s Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals in June have been held at the State Fairgrounds in Pueblo for 23 years, the largest street rod event in the region. Details Pueblo Chamber of Commerce 302 N. Santa Fe Ave. Pueblo CO 81003 (719) 542-1704 (800) 233-3446 Website National Street Rod Association 4030 Park Ave. Memphis TN 38111 (901) 452-4030. Website

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Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair in Pueblo
November 22, 2011

Staff writer The Colorado State Fair in late August and early September offers a taste of historic Western ranch life as well as modern entertainment. Events include a professional rodeo, amusement rides, carnival games, parades, concerts, art shows, an agricultural competition and truck competition. The Colorado State Fair Events Center is an 8,225-seat multi-purpose arena, built in 1995 in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds. The climate-controlled indoor arena hosts…

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Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture

Staff writer The Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture, operated by the Bessemer Historical Society and located in the historic Minnequa Steel Works Office Building and Dispensary, celebrates Pueblo’s long history as a steel town and CF&I’s 120 years of operations. The main exhibit covers 1915-1936, including the steel mill, coal mines and the C&W Railway. A mine rescue car once used in emergency operations is on exhibit outside. Guided…

November 22, 2011
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Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center

Staff writer The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center includes six galleries and is the site of numerous civic events. It also is the site of the Buell Children’s Museum with hands-on activities. Open since 1972, the Center features art exhibitions, performing arts, dance arts, the award-winning children’s museum, comprehensive arts educational programming, and space for meetings, performances and life events. Details Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center…

November 22, 2011
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El Pueblo History Museum

Staff writer The El Pueblo History Museum, built near the original remains of the El Pueblo Fort, features exhibits on the cultures that have inhabited the region, including European explorers, Native Americans, traders, farmers, industry and nature. Visitor information is available and the Museum is a gateway to the Riverwalk and the historic district. Details El Pueblo History Museum 301 N. Union Ave. Pueblo CO 81003 (719) 583-0453 Website

November 22, 2011
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